The Secret History of Chicago Music
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Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who've been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place. Older strips are archived here.
by Steve Krakow
Aug 30, 2016
More than 40 years ago he developed a unique hybrid of folk, soul, and jazz, and last month his late-career renaissance was cut short by cancer
Nov 15, 2012
This avant-garde jazz bassist anchored the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago for nearly 40 years.
Jul 24, 2012
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